The Forest - Lion
The Forest tapestry shows a lion as a detail of a much larger work by Morris & Co called The Forest, designed in 1887. It was commissioned by Aleco Ionides and designed by William Morris (1834 - 1896). The original includes the lion, above, in the centre, flanked by a peacock on the left, and a crow to the right. Seen as one of his most successful works The Forest has a number of animals set against an ornate background of acanthus leaves, an element of the design attributed to Morris's colleague Henry Dearle (1860 - 1932).
William Morris Lion
Sometimes referred to as the William Morris Lion tapestry this shows the lion with a fox and a hare, with the rich colours and beautifully layered composition a testament to the craftmanship of all the work produced by Morris & Co in the 19th century. The original is now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Woven in France, this tapestry is fully lined and has a tunnel for ease of hanging. We supply instructions for the care and hanging of tapestries with each order.
The main image above shows the larger size of The Forest - Lion tapestry which has darker colours, as does the one below here hanging in a lovely home setting in Chicago. Tom, the home owner, wrote "My home is far more interesting, and certainly lovelier because of Tapestry House". Below that is an image of the smaller size which is slightly lighter in tone.
- Product Code: m66
- Price and Details:
- Material: 80% cotton, 20% viscose French tapestry.
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Tapestry Shipping costs
We ship worldwide. You have two shipping options, standard or express.
Shipping tapestries to USA and Canada.
Standard shipping is FREE to USA and Canada.
Express shipping to Canada and USA.
- up to $150 express shipping cost is $15
- $151 - $350 cost is $20
- $351 - $650 cost is $25
- $651 - $1,000 cost is $30
- $1,001 - $1,500 cost is $35
- $1,501 - $2,500 cost is $80 (courier)
- Over $2,500 cost is $100 (courier)
Shipping tapestries to the rest of the world
Standard shipping to the rest of the world
- up to $150 shipping cost is $19
- $151 - $1,500 cost is $29
- Over $1,500 cost is $95 (courier)
Express shipping to the rest of the world - please ask us for a quote since the cost varies depending on the weight and value of your tapestry order and your location.
Approximate tapestry delivery times
Standard: 2-14 days
Express: 1-7 days
Standard: 4-8 weeks
Express: 1-3 weeks
Rest of the World
Standard: 6-10 weeks
Express: 2-4 weeks